Drying your hair at home is part of the routine for thousands of people. Details such as not preparing hair first or ignoring certain types of tools can make all the difference and decrease the durability and quality of the look created.
To guide you, LION has listed 7 simple mistakes you may be making at the time of drying. Check it out!
1- Forgetting to apply thermal protector is one of the causes of damaged hair
Before drying the hair, regardless of texture, it is essential to apply a thermal protector to the hair.
2 – Start drying your hair by the ends
When drying hair at home, many people start by directing the dryer to the ends of the hair. However, the recommendation is always to start at the root. It is the region with the greatest amount of hair, so it requires the most attention and patience to dry completely. In this area you can give more volume to the hair by drying the locks away from the scalp to make them more full-bodied. As the ends are usually more sensitive and prone to damage, leave them last, directing the blow dryer jet for as little time as possible to avoid drying out the fiber.
3- Handling the dryer in all directions
The way you hold and handle the dryer directly affects the styling result. The appliance can be positioned at any angle horizontally to dry the hair completely, but it is important that you always direct the jet to the ends of the hair. This way, you follow the natural direction of the hair cuticle and give the fiber a polished finish. The jet directed from the ends to the scalp causes the opposite effect and can leave a rougher touch, besides causing frizz in the hair.
4- Ignore the nozzle options to fit the dryer
Most dryers offer a variety of nozzle options to fit the tip of the appliance. These accessories serve to direct the air jet in a specific way, so they provide different effects on the wires. The line shaped nozzle is ideal for brushing, applying heat linearly to give a more polished finish to the wires. Using the dryer without any special nozzle increases the time to achieve the desired result.
5- Do not use brushes to align and model the wires
Using brushes and combs when drying your hair is very useful to speed up the process and give a more aligned result. For those who use the dryer to straighten the strands, the round brush is the best option to align each strand and stretch all the strands in the same direction, which provides an impeccable straight finish. This model also helps to style curved hair ends and to create natural waves along the length. In natural straight hair, the racquet brush is perfect for lifting each strand towards the blow dryer to dry hair without leaving it set.
6- Always use the hottest jet of the dryer
The hot dryer jet is the best for drying and texturing hair. The warm option is perfect for drying fine, drained or damaged hair without overloading the fiber. The cold jet can be used to finish the brush, or any other type of finishing done with a heat tool, since it cools the strands faster and helps to retain the shape of the strands better.
7- Do not finish styling with a gloss leave-in
After drying the hair, the last step of styling is to apply a finisher to seal the cuticle, enhance shine and add a soft touch to the strands.
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Source: Lion – Group that has been operating for over 35 years, manufacturing products in Brazil with its own technology. Always with eyes and ears open for everything that happens inside and outside the saloons, especially for what the professional needs.